Forest School

OUTDOOR LEARNING AT ITS VERY BEST

Forest School is supervised and planned for by our qualified Forest School leader in our own extensive woodlands and gardens.  It gives opportunities for the children to engage with nature and get outdoors in all weathers.

Through Forest School, the children can observe the changing seasons while developing confidence and  independence. In addition they can practice their problem-solving and teamwork skills whilst being involved in hands-on activities. These  activities will often be cross-curricular or include a focus on a particular area of  the children’s learning ,for example :- maths, literacy or  creativity.

The activities often involve story-telling and  ‘treasure’ hunts in the woodland environment and engage the children by using natural resources to construct and make items such as pinecone creatures,  mud people, leaf rubbings, a wormery or ladybirds from little log offcuts! The older children learn how to make fire, but they all learn the safety rules for playing safely and how to move around the fire circle.

As well as structured activities the children also have time to choose to play in the mud kitchen, the puppet theatre, dig for worms or look for minibeasts, or to play with wheelbarrows, garden tools  and build dens. In a word – they have FUN!

 

We aim to help children develop a high sense of their own worth, with the qualities of resilience, responsibility, resourcefulness and reflection.
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Children may have free taster sessions in the Nursery, or taster days in the School, to make sure that they are going to be happy here.
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